Stacy H. Louizos

Partner
stacy.louizos dbr.com
Phone: (212) 248-3292 (212) 248-3292

About

Stacy H. Louizos represents registered investment companies and their independent directors and investment advisers. Over the past 20 years, she has advised clients on a broad range of matters relating to the operation of investment companies, including the organization and offering of open-end and closed-end investment companies, mergers of individual mutual funds and of fund complexes, and on board governance, compliance and other regulatory matters under the federal securities laws.

Stacy has been consistently recommended in the area of Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds law in The Legal 500 United States, including being described as "excellent" (2015), "smart, diligent and practical" (2018) and was "particularly singled out" (2014) for her experience advising clients on fixed-income and money market products. She has also been recognized for her "deep fund board experience" (2017). Stacy is recognized as a Noted Practitioner in the Nationwide Registered Funds area by Chambers USA. She was also named one of the “2019 Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s New York Business.

Stacy is a member of the Financial Services Steering Committee and of the Women's Leadership Committee of the firm. She is also a member of the firm's Best Interest Compliance team.

Experience

Stacy has served as fund counsel and/or counsel to the independent directors of fund complexes of all sizes, including a number of large and well-known fund groups. She has extensive experience in counseling independent directors/trustees on matters relating to board governance and best practices, as well as with respect to their duties under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Stacy regularly counsels and assists independent directors in their annual 15(c) contract approval process and advises on topics such as risk management oversight, cybersecurity, distribution and directors and officers insurance policies.

She has substantial experience relating to different registered fund products, including umbrella series trusts, variable annuity insurance funds, funds of funds, manager of managers structures, master-feeder funds and money market funds.

Stacy also regularly counsels clients on regulatory and industry matters, including with respect to the DOL fiduciary rule, fund liquidity risk management program and the money market reform rules.

Stacy has also advised companies in the insurance industry on regulations relating to their investments. She also advises companies on their status under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Recognitions

Chambers USA "Recognised Practitioner" Investment Funds: Registered Funds–Nationwide (2018)
The Legal 500, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds (2011-present)
Named one of the "2019 Notable Women in Law," Crain's New York Business (2019)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Stacy is ‘smart, diligent and practical,’ has been recognized for her ‘deep fund board experience,’ and was 'particularly singled out' for her experience advising clients on fixed-income and money market products.

The Legal 500, United States

“Recognised Practitioner” Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide

CHAMBERS USA

“2019 Notable Women in Law”

Crain’s New York Business

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1992, National Merit Scholar

Organizations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Women’s Investment Management Forum
  • LSA Family Health Service, Inc., Board of Directors
  • The Way of the Rain, Inc., Advisory Board
  • King School, Parent Ambassador